Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Fr. Vincent Sampietro CSP (+)
Fr. Sampietro was the oldest living Paulist, and the longest ordained Paulist priest. He died today in Portland (OR), at the age (I believe) of 95.
I never met him, but had heard of him through others. I can only imagine what a life he must have lead, and how much he must have witnessed, in the community, in the Church and in the world.
I dug up this photo from the Novitiate album (which goes back to 1923) of the class of 1939... Fr. Sampietro, according to some, is the thin-faced guy in the middle of the back row. (The number of names on the photo don't match the number of men in the back row.)
Requiescat in pace.